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Ofankor landlord charged with murder after shooting tenant

The Ofankor landlord who shot his tenant has been charged with murder.

The incident took place last Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Ofankor in Accra after the landlord allegedly shot and killed the tenant for refusing to vacate a room rented out to him.

Head of the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, in an interview said: “For now, we are holding him for murder.”

“That is the provisional charge the police have against him now,” she said Accra based Citi FM

The suspect, Victor Stephen Nana Kankam, is currently in police custody and “is assisting police with further investigations.”


Reports say the deceased Spark Benjamine was expected to vacate the room as his time had expired, he was asked by Mr Kankam[landlord] if he would want to renew his tenancy and he agreed.

Later the deceased changed his mind and told his sister that he had a dream where the landlord had pointed a gun to his head so he wanted to leave the room.

This change of mind made the landlord write a letter to him that he should leave the room the very day his time expires which was on May 24, 2020.

According to residents, Spark Benjamine had parked his things to leave the room but the landlord came with a gun and wearing a bulletproof as well.

He knocked on Benjamine’s door and once he came out he shot him four times in the chest. He then took to his heels knowing what he has done.

Benjamine was rushed to the hospital only to be pronounced dead. Mr Kankam is currently in police custody and will be arraigned for court soon.

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